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The Exception


Some time after the start of World War II, German army captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) is ordered to lead former Emperor Wilhelm IIā€™s (Christopher Plummer) bodyguard in the Netherlands, only to fall in love with his maid (Lily James). Stage director David Leveaux made his film debut with this adaptation of a novel that built a spy story around the last days of the Kaiser. That part of the film provides a degree of tension, while Himmler is about to make a visit and the lead character struggles with his humanity. Plummer delivers a strong performance as Wilhelm, a bitter monarch whoā€™s lost his throne and purpose.

2017-Britain-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ David Leveaux. Novel: Alan Judd (ā€The Kaiserā€™s Last Kissā€). Music: Ilan Eshkeri. Cast: Lily James (Mieke de Jong), Jai Courtney (Stefan Brandt), Christopher Plummer (Wilhelm II), Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan, Ben Daniels.



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